Sunshine Szedeli

2016 REVEL Big Cottonwood Half Marathon
Published: Sept. 10, 2016, 6:59 p.m.
  1. Overall Rating

    5/5 Stars

  2. Describe your race day.

    This was my first experience with a Revel race. It was not my first experience with the marathon/half marathon distance and man am I impressed! Well organized, great swag, friendly people everywhere, frequent and efficient aid stations, amazing scenery, and awesome bib transfer/withdrawal options on registration. Thank you for a wonderful experience, you definitely stand out in the race business and this customer can't wait to be a "repeat."

  3. Did you PR?

    Yes. 38 min improvement.

  4. How would you describe the course?

    Scenic and fun. There was some aggressive downhill, but it was manageable for moderate/average runners. The start is cold, but I felt the race organizers were helpful in managing participants expectations and providing blankets, hats, and gloves.

  5. Tell us about your training.

    Working up to a 10 mile distance left me feeling prepared and confident in my abilities. I would get a couple of canyon runs in next time if possible, but do not feel they are that big of a game changer. I would encourage racers to cross-train for this race, building leg/core strength, strong joints, and mobile connective tissue will make this run a better experience for everyone.

  6. What advice would you give future runners?

    My only advice would be for runners to expect the cold start. Also, if you have a hot spot, even a minor one, make sure you take preventative measures to avoid blisters.

  7. What fun things did you do in the area before or after the race?

    Nap. Eat. :)


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